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Grateful Dead Live at Saenger Performing Arts Center on 1980-10-18

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Grateful Dead Live at Saenger Performing Arts Center on 1980-10-18


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Dire Wolf, On The Road Again, It Must Have Been The Roses, Monkey & The Engineer, I've Been All Around This World, Heaven Help The Fool, To Lay Me Down, Ripple Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Loser, Minglewood Blues, Althea-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Feel Like A Stranger, Ship of Fools-> Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Saenger Performing Arts Center
Location New Orleans, LA

Source Audience Recording: Neumann KM84
Lineage FOB Neumann km84> Cm> Dat> CD
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FOB Neumann km84> Cm> Dat> CD via Mike McCarthy and Raoul Duke, encoding subcontracted to Matt Vernon by The Miami SHN Machine

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Reviewer: Uroy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 3, 2016
Subject: Saenger 1980
I was at both shows and can tell you they were the 2 best Dead shows I was part of. The 3 sets each eve and 66 songs over 2 nights, coupled with the enthusiasm of the crowd was spectacular. The Theater is Incredible and to be in New Orleans-It could not have been better.
The Dead was thrilled to be there and in my opinion 1980 was when they were at their peak.
Reviewer: Blissins - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2015
Subject: For those of you clamoring for a SBD....
one has just surfaced, transferred and mastered by Charlie Miller himself. You can find it on the DimeADozen torrent site right now. Just grabbed a copy of it myself, and it's clean and crisp. Give it a whirl! Great show, nice acoustic set and well worth having.
cheers!
Reviewer: stellawine - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 13, 2015
Subject: my first
From what I came to understand, the band was banned from NOLA for a decade after their shakedown there following their Warehouse show as part of their catch & release... True or not, t'was a special treat to see them acoustic first, then electric, then 177 more times... Of the 4 NOLA shows I saw, this being the first, none of them were mind-bendingly spectacular... Nonetheless, was always a treat to see them on home turf. Great to see the Saenger back up & running.
Reviewer: kbmill - - April 20, 2015
Subject: bread crumb
In resposne to the comment below, me too. Don't you think a Box Set of all the acoustic shows would be mighty keen?
Reviewer: Cavaliers1970 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2012
Subject: Great show
Hoping for a complete soundboard of this great show.
Reviewer: peasant - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2012
Subject: Some are spoiled...
...and don't appreciate the challange of bootlegging. While there is a little audience noise to contend with, this is pretty darn good quality. The clarity of the clarity of the acoustic instruments as well is pretty darn clear. The electric sets are a little better than in SF. The pressure of recording for the album is off here and it shows.
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2012
Subject: I Like This AUD
It's sounds pretty damn good, upgrade your equipment people. Truly enjoyed this show with many good highlights.
Reviewer: WhyArts - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2011
Subject: Historic aspect
This show marked the Grateful Dead's triumphant return to New Orleans ten years after they were "busted down on Bourbon Street" on drug charges early in the morning of Saturday, January 31, 1970, at the Marie Antoinette Hotel in the French Quarter, as recounted in the hit song, "Truckin'." The 1970 drug bust took place after they headlined the opening of a new rock venue called The Warehouse in the lower garden district. The city fathers were intent on keeping the hippie counterculture out of New Orleans, but all they succeeded at was keeping the Dead out for the next ten years.

In 1970, the Dead played three shows at The Warehouse, January 30 and 31 and February 1. The third show was an unplanned legal fees fundraiser on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon, and the Dead were joined by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Those shows are also available to be heard on the Internet Archive.
Reviewer: Ernie Bo-Peep - - October 13, 2009
Subject: Never say never...
A soundboard does exist:

http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/october-12-october-18-2009
Reviewer: SkyDawg - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 29, 2009
Subject: No SBD
According to an interview with Betty Cantor-Jackson, recordist for The Grateful Dead in The Tapers Compendium Vol 2, no SBDs of these shows were recorded. The recording equipment was being moved from San Francisco to New York to record the Radio City Music Hall shows after the Warfield shows in San Francisco... Sorry. No SBD recordings of these shows were made.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2009
Subject: Heaven Help...
A nice jazzy laid back feel to both of these acoustic sets, and some of the instrumental breaks are more creative than in NY and SF.

Unfortunately the souund quality of these AUDs make them rather difficult to enjoy. Do soundboards of either of these Saenger acoustic sets circulate?

And though this set is not as tight as 10/19, this Heaven Help the Fool is jazzy and extremely well jammed!
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2006
Subject: It's not utopia but..
Its sounds pretty cool. Albeit a little to close to fans yells and claps. Iam checking out All Around This World and it has a nice live sound, clear instruments with good bass. Kind a sounds like your hangin out in crowd.
Reviewer: TenemosRhodes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2004
Subject: excellent show & recording
I found this show to be of excellent quality, in terms of sound and musicianship. It is quite a worthy show, deserving a listen. I love audience recordings and this one is certainly another fine one, giving the listener a virtual seat in the theater. One of the advantages of audience sources is that they are more 'true' documents of events...that is, one can get a more realistic audio perception of a concert. This recording is a good example of this and definately worth a listen.
Reviewer: utopian - favorite - September 30, 2004
Subject: this one sounds like shit
I love audiences and this one is NOT a fine example.

robert
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